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1  "Woven" Dishcloth in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: March 22, 2008 05:04:48 PM
This washcloth is called "Woven" Dishcloth. The front and back post double crochets create a very compact, sturdy dishcloth. I like that the pattern includes a stitch multiple so you can customize how large the dishcloth measures.



Mine is 6"x 6" and I used Sugar and Cream in Daisy Ombre. Turned out to be a great stashbuster!
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2  Through Any Window Baby Blanket *Tutorial Link* in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: December 04, 2007 04:47:51 PM


Through Any Window Baby Blanket


With three different rows, this pattern will give you a tad more variety while still
preserving the simple mechanics and appearance of granny blankets in the round.

Stitch wise, half double crochet (hdc) is used throughout to reduce stitch gaps and
each row alternates with either two or three hdc shells.

One of the most important changes is a ghost row of stitches without intermittent
chain spaces or skipped stitches. This row stabilizes the structure of the blanket and
helps to prevent warping and stretching of the corners. To make this row blend in, the
following row is done in between the stitches to mimic the granny style.

If this ghost row of straight hdc stitches isnt for you and prefer all rows to be
executed in the same classic granny square format scroll down for the alternate version.

Tips: The center of the blanket starts as a circle and it is recommended that the magic
loop technique be used for this starting round.

The border detail is essentially an extended picot.  To create a more triangular picot
shape, replace the second single crochet in the chain loops with an hdc.

If the border curls, try turning the second row of the blanket and work a wrong side
row.

Check out the Through Any Window Baby Blanket CAL on Crochetville to see what other people are doing with this pattern!


Have a look at the Through Any Window Baby Blanket Tutorial if you're having trouble with either pattern version.

Materials

Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft 

  5 oz/141g (459 yd/420m)   

   1 skein 920-184 melon (MC)   

   1 skein 920-103 bubblegum (A)     

   1 skein 920-099 cream (B)

Size H/8 -5.00mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Blunt end yarn needle

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: first five rounds = 4

Finished Size 30 x 30, not including picots.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl st to
second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st in to ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc
in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc
in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as ch
2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep
from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl
st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same
sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-
1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch
1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join
round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc in ch-1, *hdc in next 2 sts,
(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last 2 sts
before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2,
2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last ch-1 sp, join rnd
with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6
: with MC, sl st in next st, ch 2, working in between
sts throughout rnd
, hdc in same sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk 2 st, 2 hdc in next st] to
last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3
times more, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk
2 sts, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk
2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2
sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 6 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp,
sc in next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end [sc in ch-
1 sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2
: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2
sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end (sc, ch 2, sc) in
ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3
: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in back of
second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts]
to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch,
sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next
2 sts] to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.



Through Any Window Baby Blanket: Alternate Version

This version does not have a ghost row of straight hdc stitches and follows a more
standard shell and skipped stitches granny square formula for every round.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl st to
second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in
ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in
ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as ch
2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep
from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl
st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same
sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-
1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch
1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, [2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2] to
last ch-1 sp, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2
hdc in same sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2
sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch 1,
sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last ch-1
sp, end ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6: rep rnd 4

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk
2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2
sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 4 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp, sc in
next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end [sc in ch-1
sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-
2 sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end (sc, ch 2, sc)
in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in back of
second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts]
to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch,
sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next
2 sts] to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.

Corrections 02-29-08

2007 Laura Lynn Hanks
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3  Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: December 03, 2007 06:40:59 PM





I made two granny square hats using Crafty Christina's Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern. They were relaxing projects and I really enjoyed the contruction. I plan to make a few more if I can fit them in with all the Chrismas WIPs I've got.

I wish I had switched the yellow and green on the blue hat. I wanted it to be boyish and it looks too much like a yellow flower with green leaves to me.

For the purple and green hat I used a circular start. The first two rounds are taken from a granny blanket pattern using double crochet instead of half double. Here you can see the two starting rounds side by side.

Edit:  I've made another hat with the circular granny.  It is a good idea to use hdcs for the first round then dcs for subsequent rounds.  This makes the hat edge much more straight.

I finally got to try these hats on a school-age kid.  Here are more accurate sizing directions.  The individual square size is followed with recommended crochet hook sizes;

Kid (3-10 yrs): 4.5", G
Toddler (1-3 yrs): 4", F
Baby: 3.5", E

Remember that the whipstitch seams add another inch or so to the total circumference. I used the sizing charts from Bev's Country Cottage.



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4  Chromium Star Blanket *free pattern* in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: October 06, 2007 09:51:08 PM
I worked up this little number for a lady who works at the local
grocery store. (I live in a tiny town, so it's not that random, right?)
Her little boy just turned one, so of course I jumped. A reason to
make a baby blanket, yea!

I've had this Bernat Sweet Stripes for ages and it frankly was the
softest yarn I could muster from my stash in the largest amount. It is
hard to rip out if you make a mistake (of which I made many) and
also splits a lot. But it is a nice soft, cheap acrylic, so I can't
complain.





Chromium Star Blanket Pattern

While this star shaped afghan sports the usual gaps parallel crochet
stitches form, a modified hdc2tog and an adjacent dc stitch fill in the
cracks normally made by chains on an increase and skipped stitches
on a decrease. The mhdc2tog and adc stitches may seem
unconventional at first, but you might find after a few pattern
repeats you will no longer need to reference the pattern.

Materials
Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes
5.3oz/150g/404yd
2 skeins in Splash Stripes

Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge
Blunt end yarn needle

Skill Level

Gauge
15dc and 8 rows = 4

Finished Size
33 across from valley to point
21 from center to point

Special Stitches
Adjacent double crochet (adc)- yo, in previous st just made insert
hook in bottom left front prong, yo and pl through prong, [yo and pl
through 2 loops] twice.

Modified half double crochet two together (mhdc2tog)- yo, insert
hook in next st, yo and pl through lp, sk 1 st, insert hook in next st,
yo and pl through lp (4 lps on hook), yo and pl through all lps.

To make hole-less starting rounds, use the magic loop technique.

Ch 2
Rnd 1: in second ch from hook *sc, ch 1, rep from *4 times
more, join rnd with sl st to sc.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1*sc in ch-1 st, ch 1, sc in sc,
ch 1, rep from * 4 times more, end sc in ch-1 st, ch 1, join rnd with a
sl st to sc. (10 sc)

Rnd 3: ch 1, *sk ch-1, (2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in next sc, sk ch-1, sl
st in next sc, rep from *4 times more, join rnd with a sl st to ch-1.

Rnd 4: [sl st in next dc] 2 times, ch 3, *(3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in
adc, dc in next st, mhdc2tog, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more,
end (3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next st, mhdc2tog, join rnd with a
sl st to top of ch-3. (50 sts)

Rnd 5: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *(3 dc, adc, 3
dc) in adc, dc in next 3 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, rep from *3
times more, end (3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 3 sts, mhdc2tog,
join with a sl st to top of ch-3. (70 sts)

Rnd 6
: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3 dc)
in adc, dc in next 5 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, rep from *3
times more, end (3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 5 sts, mhdc2tog,
join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 7: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, *(2dc, adc, 2
dc) in adc, dc in next 7 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 7 sts, rep from *3
times more, end (2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in adc, dc in next 7 sts, mhdc2tog,
join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 8: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3
dc) in adc, dc in next 8 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 8 sts, rep from *3
times more, end (3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 8 sts, mhdc2tog,
join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 9: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3
dc) in adc, dc in next 10 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 10 sts, rep from
*3 times more, end (3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 10 sts,
mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 10: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 11 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3
dc) in adc, dc in next 12 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 12 sts, rep from
*3 times more, end (3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 12 sts,
mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 11: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 13 sts, *(2dc, adc, 2
dc) in adc, dc in next 14 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 14 sts, rep from
*3 times more, end (2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in adc, dc in next 14 sts,
mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rep rnds 8-11 four times more, ending on row 27, continuing to (3 dc,
adc, 3 dc) in every tip for three rows and (2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in the
next row, only changing the number of dcs between shells and
mhdc2togs.


Border

Special Stitches
These stitches mimic the special stitches used in the body of the
blanket, using the same technique and resulting in a slightly shorter
stitch.

Adjacent half double crochet (ahdc)- yo, in previous st just
made insert hook in bottom left front prong, yo and pl through prong,
yo and pl through all lps on hook.

Modified single crochet two together (msc2tog)- insert hook in
next st, yo and pl through lp, sk 1 st, insert hook in next st, yo and pl
through lp (3 lps on hook), yo and pl through all lps.

Rnd 1: sl st in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next 42 sts, *(3 hdc,
ahdc, 3 hdc) in adc, hdc in next 43 sts, msc2tog, dc in next 43 sts,
rep from *3 times more, end (3 hdc, adc, 3 hdc) in adc, hdc in next
43 sts, msc2tog, join with a sl st to top of ch-2.

*Thats Cool* a random fact

Stainless steel is not completely rust-proof, but because of a hearty
helping of chromium, it oxidizes less than its counterpart.

2007  Laura Lynn Hanks
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5  Photograph Graduation Quilt (image heavy) in Quilting: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: February 12, 2007 05:37:10 AM
Okay.  I didn't make this, but I just had to show everybody what my
mom made for me for my high school graduation.  It's a twin size quilt
with my favorite photos sewn into the border.  I couldn't get the
colors to show up quite right, but it all flows together beautifully.
Thank you so much, Mom! 






This photo was taken in the late 80's. 
I'm in the middle with my grandma. 
Isn't my baby brother adorable?

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6  Slipover Baby Bib in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: February 12, 2007 02:34:23 AM
My 22 yr old cousin just had a baby boy a week ago so I thought this would be a nice accessory. 
I used Sugar and Cream and created angular corners with 3 sc in each sharp turn. 

I like the pattern for this bib since it doesn't have ties.
You can find it at http://www.ljccrochetdesigns.com/SlipoverBabyBib.html

Any comments on washing instructions?  I heard that Sugar and Cream colors are bright, but fade fast. 



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7  Bonnie Hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: February 02, 2007 03:01:23 AM
This is a hat I made for my 25 yr old cousin. She likes girly things and loves light blue so I thought this hat would be perfect, but I'm a little afraid that she will think it is too 'grannyish' if that is the proper term.

The brim is kinda cool because you can wear it flat against the head or raised. The glass head doesn't really show the versatility though.

I used a g hook and simply soft yarn (not sure of the official color name).  The hat pattern was a little big so I had to skip a few of the increases but that may have been that I didn't print out the picture and thus didn't have the gauge.  Funny how important that can be for a hat!

I got the pattern from here:
http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/pdfs/bettybonnie.pdf





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8  Butterfly Holder in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by laurah4200 on: February 02, 2007 02:48:23 AM
My mom made me this for my birthday back in December. 
It's constructed like a 'book' of folders and each pocket has
hankercheifs inside, some passed down through the family. 
She also attached an antique pin to the front. 
I love it, so I couldn't resist posting it here! 


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9  Thanks for the chart! in Crochet: Completed Projects by laurah4200 on: January 26, 2007 02:46:14 AM
Here's my version of the Skull Hat.  This skull pattern was great and the chart makes it really easy to follow.   I want to make another one in dc already!
I made this for my 16 yr old cousin, so I used the ends of the white border yarn to stitch her initial onto the inside.  I hope she likes it!  It is made out of Red Heart black and cream and a g hook.  I used the Skater Hat pattern but omited row 15.
http://cbaj26crochet.googlepages.com/pattern-SkaterHat.pdf
The Skater Hat calls for a live chain, so I ended up following the link from the pattern.
http://www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html
Live chain is pretty easy to learn, esp with the photos.  



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